Well, I don't have any statistics but ...
I have a feeling that I'm waiting for a response significantly more with SW2013 than it was with SW2012.
When is your performance slower?
Slower boot times?
Slower load/save times for files?
Pauses or interruptions between mouse clicks?
Waiting for dialog boxes to dismiss?
Opened an assembly doc with 5595 resolved components (all docs loaded in local HD and converted in right SW-version) and a drawing for that. Results as follow:
Ass: 35 sec
Drw: 50 sec
Ass: 1 min 55 sec
Drw: 4 min 15 sec
Same workstation --> system specs are same for both. Display driver upgraded for SW2013 (Quadro 4000: 295.73-quadro-tesla-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe).
And it feels that this is not the only thing that is slower. Zooming, mating, dimensioning, saving a doc etc. takes more time than before. I'm wondering if it is only for me (my setup for 2013) or is this happening for others also.
I have also the same feeling, I believe that sw2013 is slower that the previous versions.
Same assembly (4 configurations):
1. Added one sub -assembly + 3 mates
2. Save As
1. 35 sec
2. 20 sec
3. 5 sec
1. 1 min 10 sec
2. 55 sec
3. 30 sec
This might be something how SW2013 handels configurations (?). At least with this example (4 configs) working is 2-4 times slower than it was with SW2012 SP5.0.
Have you turned on the "freeze bar"?
Tools>Options>System Options>General>"Enable Freeze Bar"
Try turning it off and see if the problem persists.
This is definitely an issue that you are facing, that most people aren't. Most users do not see a slow-down with SW2013.
I am having the same issues, i wish i had never upgraded to 2013. so very slow.
delays on mouse every action in all environs.
rotate view (middle button)tremendously laggy
very poor performance indeed. Like swimming in treacle.
After much fluffing around, i have found a solution to my solidworks preformance problems.
i created a new windows profile, fixed everything that was wrong.
dunno why it would be the case, all i can say is give it a try.
Thank you, Daniel!
A new win profile did the trick! I'm back in work-mode again! You really made my day better!
My workstation performance values are now about the same as they were with SW2012.
The sun is really shining here today!
I would give you 50 points, but I did not mark this as a question so I'm sorry I can not do that.
No worries mate.
i was happy when i saw the preview for 2013 because it finally had features that Solidedge had years ago that i have come to miss since unsing SW, they still haev a way to go to catch up to competition in some areas, particulary sheetmetal design.
Anyhow, once i installed it, to my dismay, it performed like a very sick dog.... just imposible.
So i persisted and went to lengths i normally wouldnt to get it working properly because it was impossible to work with.
Creating a new profile was the last thing i did, I was happy when it worked.
Hopfully others find this and are able to have the same results.
Seeing performance issues of editing parts inside large assemblies
Did the same features in both versions & it was noticably slower in 2013
What do you mean by a new Windows profile? Do you mean a new login?
Thats what i did.
this may help.
i find the performace of Solidworks 2013 very disapointing.
I will try this.
I agree, SW2013 is just so clunky. Endless rebuilds etc. I am writing this while waiting for an assembly to re-build.
I have found that links between files cause everything to slow, especially in a large assembly and working over a network.
If you used links to carry out in context design, but can now do without them, then break the links. This will speed things up.
No worries Colin,
all my major problems went away after i went to the hassle of creating a new windows profile.
Coming from years of Solidedge Syncronise, i feel like i have gone back 10 years....
All the icons are cartoons and are like using texta for precision marking
Lofts in sheetmetal, forget it.
In context design is flakey at best, espesscially when the vault is in volved.
Flipping angle and parrallel mates are a personal favorite.
Seperating lines by drawing a circle at the point they join, triming, and deleting the circle like autocad.... really? *facepalm
my list can go forever.
Overall Solidworks and do more shiny things that managers and salesman love to see far better than Solidedge, which i think is a big reason why they have a larger market share than Solidedge, Managers sign the checks, managers like shiny things..
To me it feels like a designers package for designing plastic models, not metal fab espeacially in sheetmetal which is pathetically antiquated compared to the Sheetmetal enviro in Solidedge.
Dont get me wrong, Solidedge has its own set of problems, but i would choose it over SW in a blink.
I like the work i am doing, i hate the package i am doing it with.
If you ever get a chance to see syncronise in action in Solidedge, you will see where the future of design is.... i have a feeling SW is sweating because to me, its like they are totally out of ideas.
the only thing they can do in the future is offer a Diet Catia as an upgrade, and will still be behind.
I your performance is improved!
Haven't tried the new account yet (in the middle of something else)
I am just using SW as a subcontractor. My own CAD system is Autodesk Inventor, which is much easier to use than SW and seems more reliable. They all have their little quirks, but SW2013 seems to have hit a low point. 2012 was much better.
We have been using Inventor to import Catia files from a third party and then output them as step for SW. How come you get free Catia translators in Inventor, but have to pay extra in SW when it is owned by the same company as Catia?
I think that SW has got itself in the position of being the default mid range choice, so managers have swapped the 'nobody ever got sacked for choosing IBM' for 'nobody----for choosing Solidworks'
It's the same for Autocad in 2D, which is the most horrendously complicated piece of software ever created.
I am still waiting for the Homerun of service packs, 2012 was very slow when it first came out
I still feel the same about 2013
We are working on cleaning up our systems for fresh instalations, but I still don't know why the software always seems to take 2 steps backward before stepping forward
That's a damn good question which has been asked by the SW community for a long time ... and ignored by SolidWorks & Dassault for an equally long time.
See also https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/68405?tstart=0
It's a sad state of affairs when I can use a competeting software to translate cad files from (2) programs from the same corporation, & the softwares themselves don't talk,
It dosn't show very well. It's very obviuos to all of us that this should be included
The funnier thing is that SWX can open UG, Pro-E, Inventor, but not Catia
Just tried the new account - made no difference. Thought it wouldn't, as my current account was created after 2013 was installed.
Loaded up a large assembly (large assembly mode), dived down through a couple of sub assy levels to a component and changed one dimension in a sketch. Changed back to the top level and it re-built every component - twice!!! (so it seemed, looking at the progress bar)
I have looked through options, but cannot see how to stop all this re-building.
With your long rebuilds, that go through the process twice. That is a strong indication that you have some circular references in your assembly.
Is your feature tree clean with no errors? If it bleeds errors, fix those as well. They will cause long rebuilds as SW chugs along trying to sort out how to rebuild the assembly.
Go find and fix those and I bet your assembly performance improves.
Thanks Anna - This is an assembly with a long history built by someone else, so it could have some strange references. It does have some errors, so that could be part of the problem.
Real question is, if I am in large assembly mode with lightweight components and ask SW not to do a re-build, then why does it apparently just go ahead and do one?
I have no idea.... But if the file has a long history and there are errors in the file that is your likely cuplrit for the long rebuilds. I would bet a beer on it.
Keep a look at the status bar on the rebuilds it may offer clues as to where it is getting hung up.
We are still seeing performance slower with large assemblies
Completely cleaned out a system of all SWX stuff
reinstalled, & performance is still very questionable
I do not know what to say. Since we can't see your stuff it is hard to help. Time to get your SW reseller involved. Invite them to visit your facility to see what you are seeing first hand.
By the way what are the specs of your computer systems? How big are your large assemblies? Can you describe your assemblies, what do you guys design?
I have my reseller already invlolved
That say they don't see any performance issues
(They said the same with 2012 until I proved there was issues with the equation box)
Which did get fixed
we design gauges & check fixtures for automaotive parts
Large designs will 500 - 1000 Parts
Desing tooling around customers geometry
A ton of top level down references
Retrieving data ...